Crocheted Dragon Eating Ice Cream

About: I've been knitting and crocheting for about seven years. I'm self-taught (well, internet-taught). I eschew the use of patterns. I garden badly, write well, and crochet exceptionally. If you need it, I ca...

Intro: Crocheted Dragon Eating Ice Cream

There is no pattern for this sculpture.  I thought about what I wanted to make and then I made it.  It's about 14" tall.

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    rackster4

    6 years ago on Introduction

    this is incredible!~ fabulous work! I should be so talented! = )

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    icecelt

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I saw this and just.. wow. Wow wow wow!! Thank you for the inspiration! No, I can't make this guy (yet).. but you reminded me to let my mind and hook wander :D

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    mferris2

    6 years ago on Introduction

    He is LOVELY!!! I crochet as well, and I do it the same way you do: I get a vision and see what comes up as I go along. But I make clothes and hats. I never thought about doing "sculptural" crochet, though I have wanted to make a dragon (or fairy) for quite some time. Did you use a special wire or just standard wire? And what gauge? Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

    You said you would make anything if asked...
    I WANT A FAIRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :P :D :B

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    krane1

    6 years ago on Introduction

    By the Gods that is awesome!! My BFF loves dragons but I dont think I have the patients to do something like this. But it is cool non the less. What made you pair it with an ice cream though? I would have never thought dragon and ice cream. lol Great job!

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    robynleslie

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Would love some more close ups and different angles to attempt to figure out how you made this guy. It's hard to tell with just the two pictures. Thanks.

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    domscard

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Looks great but I thought you needed to have instructions to be an instructable? This would be a challenge for even an experienced craftsperson.

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    I expected this might come up.  Per the guidelines, slideshow submissions were acceptable for the contest.  My thinking here is that people who want to one day make something like this just need to learn how to crochet.  The whole piece is made from simple crochet stitches and easy shaping techniques.  All things you can learn how to do via other instructables.  Also, this is my artwork.  I am an artist and crochet is my medium.  I present this here as inspiration, to show what can be done with just a little yarn and a few simple skills.  If a person wants to crochet this dragon, I don't mind.  I'm just not going to lead them there step by step.

    I don't blame you! Besides I'm sure the pattern would be so long and complicated not many people would be able to make it. No one would be able to make it so smooth and perfect. I've seen alot of the crochet animals (agumari I don't know how to spell it) but non that looks so smooth and even! Absolutely Gorgeous!

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    Twinmum

    7 years ago on Introduction

    love it. I'm currently working on a dragon of my own, only mine is knitted (I can't crochet) I've just discovered I can make up patterns as I go along which is something I never thought I'd be able to do.. but then when you think of all the patterns out there, someone must have created them :-)

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    shantal

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, this is a great piece of work. Still, what is so "instructable" about it? What's the point of just posting items you made and offering no instructions in your "instructable"? I'm a crocheter, and looking for items to make on the yarn section. I don't have a snowball's chance in *ell of figuring this out without some instruction....

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    Lindie

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Congratulations!  You did a really good job!